Legionella testing to begin at USAG Bavaria

  Editor’s note: This article was updated Feb. 16, 2018.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In order to ensure water safety, USAG Bavaria and U.S. Army garrisons across Germany will conduct a routine Legionella bacteria survey in all our communities.                             Environmental Final Governing Standards for Germany now require the annual…

AFN announces dates for high definition TV and new decoder rollout

  The overseas military audience is weeks away from two highly anticipated major improvements in American Forces Network (AFN) TV services: High Definition (HD) signal quality and a decoder with a built-in DVR.   “We know that our audience is used to HD in the United States and having the…

Worried about a loved one’s drinking? Al-Anon can help

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Al-non is a self-help group designed to support those affected by someone’s use of alcohol.   English language Al-Anon sessions are available in Nurnberg-Furth, Sundays at 6:30 p.m., at 138 Schivabacher.   Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship. Members do not give their last name, and members…

2017 Christmas Markets near USAG Bavaria

    By Johanna Lohwasser   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — While the seasons change and leaves start to fall, imagine Medieval castles illuminated by Christmas lights and small stalls offering everything from traditional food, candy and drinks to handmade local tree decorations, candles and hand-crafted wooden toys like vintage merry-go-rounds.  …

Army to begin providing medical care to Chem/Bio research volunteers

ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND, FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The U.S. Army is notifying veterans that they may be eligible to receive medical care if they participated in U.S. Army chemical or biological substance testing from 1942 to 1975 and have an injury or disease that they believe was proximately caused by…

USO, Commissary partner to give holiday meal to Soldiers

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr USO partnered with the Grafenwoehr Commissary in U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s first Thanks for Thanksgiving event to provide service members and their families baskets full of all the necessities for a proper Thanksgiving meal.   In total, the organizations provided Thanksgiving baskets to 246 selected…

Beaming lanterns, smiles at NES during annual lantern walk

By Sonja Foxworthy, teacher, Netzaberg Elementary School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Dozens of kindergarten and first grade students, along with their parents and school staff, participated in the 2nd Annual St. Martin’s Day Lantern Walk Nov. 2, 2017 at Netzaberg Elementary School.   One week before the event, NES students decorated their…

Need a Job in Hohenfels?

  By Nickayla Myers-Garner, school liaison officer, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Hohenfels   HOHENFELS, Germany – U.S Army Garrison Bavaria’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Child and Youth Services, and Army Community Services hosted a job fair and resume building class for the Hohenfels community.   The event…

Teachers explore Hohenfels, delve into ‘The Box’

By Nickayla Myers-Garner, Hohenfels School Liaison Officer   HOHENFELS, Germany — On a blistery fall afternoon, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Hohenfels Public Affairs Specialist and Hohenfels history expert, Norbert Wittl, took an eager group of Hohenfels teachers to explore “The Box.”    USAG Bavaria’s Hohenfels Training Area is divided into…

USAG Bavaria readies fleet for journey home

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — After nine months in Europe supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve, the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division’s fleet of combat vehicles are removing their temporary woodland colors and reverting to their original desert tan in preparation for the trip home to Fort Carson, Colorado.  …

USAG Bavaria commissaries now accept Military Star Card

  Army & Air Force Exchange Services Press Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — To offer greater convenience to service members and their families and further strengthen funding of critical military Quality-of-Life programs, the military exchanges’ Exchange Credit Program has expanded acceptance of the Military Star card to Commissaries around the…